Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that focuses on improving the appearance and proportion of the nose. In some cases, rhinoplasty procedures are performed to correct congenital abnormalities and other conditions associated with breathing problems. A rhinoplasty may be right for you if you are interested in changing the size of your nose, the width of your nose at the bridge, your nasal profile, nasal tip, or your nostrils. While your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with in-depth after-care guidelines, you can find a brief overview of what to expect during the recovery process below.
Nasal Splints or Tape
Nasal packs are seldom used anymore but you may have a splint or medical tape over the bridge of the nose immediately following your rhinoplasty procedure. These devices are designed to relieve swelling and ensure that your nose heals in the correct position.
Your plastic surgeon may prescribe various pain medications or recommend taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory to help reduce swelling and combat any minor discomfort. You may also consider icing your nose to help alleviate any post-operative discomfort.
Sleeping in an Upright Position
You may benefit from propping yourself up with several pillows at night so that you can sleep in an upright position. This will not only alleviate any pressure or swelling, but will also help ensure that you do not bump or rub your nose against your pillow in your sleep.
The best way to ensure that you are prepared for the recovery process following rhinoplasty surgery is to consult a plastic surgery specialist. Let Mesna Plastic Surgery educate you on our procedure options and recovery requirements by calling (612) 284-8672. You can also set up an appointment with Mesna Plastic Surgery by visiting our website at www.mesnaplasticsurgery.com.
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There are many cosmetic surgery procedures designed to re-shape the contours of your body. However, many of these options are fairly invasive. Liposuction is a less invasive body-contouring option that offers great results. Check out these answers to common liposuction questions to learn more.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a minimally-invasive plastic surgery procedure designed to reduce or eliminate stubborn areas of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Ideal candidates for liposuction include individuals who are in good general health, are near their goal weight, and have realistic expectations regarding the final results of the procedure.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
Nearly any area of the body can be treated using liposuction. Common areas that are targeted during liposuction procedures include the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, calves, ankles, upper arms, and certain facial areas, such as the cheeks and neck.
How is Liposuction Performed?
Your cosmetic surgeon will start by making a small incision in the treatment area, through which a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted. Your surgeon will then loosen fat deposits using controlled back and forth motions before suctioning out the fat with a vacuum attachment or syringe.
What Can I Expect During the Recovery Process?
Patients must wear a compression bandage immediately following the procedure to help reduce any post-operative swelling and ensure that the body adjusts properly to the newly formed contours. You will want to follow all of your doctor’s after-care guidelines regarding bathing, physical activities, and follow-up visits.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Most patients find that the results of liposuction are extremely long-lasting. However, you must maintain proper diet and exercise after the procedure to ensure that fat does not reappear in the treated area.
Whether you’re interested in liposuction, tummy tucks, or breast implants, Mesna Plastic Surgery is here to help. For more information on our plastic surgery procedures, contact us online at http://www.mesnaplasticsurgery.com/ or call Mesna Plastic Surgery at (612) 284-8672.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can be used to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from the hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and other areas of the body.
This video clip provides an overview of what patients can expect during the recovery period following liposuction. Most patients are encouraged to get back to their normal routine within the first two weeks following surgery, as this will help mobilize any fat or fluid that still remains after the procedure. Learn more by watching this clip.
Find out if you’re a candidate for liposuction or a similar body contouring plastic surgery procedure by consulting a cosmetic surgeon. With several years of experience, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna of Mesna Plastic Surgery is devoted to helping patients achieve the facial and body contours they desire. Get on the road to a better body by calling Mesna Plastic Surgery today at (612) 284-8672 or visit our website at www.mesnaplasticsurgery.com.
Call Mesna Plastic Surgery at (612) 284-8672 to schedule an appointment for your cosmetic surgery today. Dr. Gregory Mesna is anexperienced and skilled board certified plastic surgeon who helps patients in the Minnetonka and St. Paul-Minneapolis area Change the way they look and feel about their appearances.